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Skooch62 09-10-2019 11:06 AM

Is an offset rear end normal ?
 
My new 31 Model A Tudor has a Ford 9Ē rear but I noticed itís not centered between the 2 tires. Itís offset about 2 inches. Is this unusual ,is there a reason , or did previous owner mess up ?

BigMo 09-10-2019 11:10 AM

Its not a show stopper, prob got the rear with an existing offset and then installed it with the hubs/axle flanges lined up equal under the car.

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delawarebill 09-10-2019 11:14 AM

gonna say yes also
 
i don't recall seeing a 8" or 9" with 3rd member in the middle. my Tbucket with 8" rear was off set and had no problems

BigMo 09-10-2019 11:23 AM

Exactly....nothing came stock centered. When i build one custom i will center the pinion w the car center line, cut axle tubes/weld bearing ends, and get axles made to fit....like on my Coupe and many other cars i have built for folkshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...88aaa7c13f.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...d9756d3177.jpg

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timothale 09-11-2019 06:08 AM

center pumpkin
 
If the pumpkin is centered then your drive shaft will be offset. When I first looked at the new in 03 Ford GT the rear center section is to the rear of the perpendicular center line of the wheels. the rear half-shafts just didn't look right. When building new floor pans you have to check for actual drive shaft clearance not just center the hump in the floor.

timothale 09-11-2019 06:13 AM

quick change rear
 
when using a quick change rear with a humped model A or T spring it looks best to center the rear and have the drive shaft off set. I haven't checked out the Jag XJ Irs but I think the pumpkin is centered, I've got one on a pallet ready for a T bucket.


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